Grateful Dead Live at Autzen Stadium, U. of Oregon on 1993-08-21
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
SBD > DAT > CDR > EAC > Cool Edit Pro 2.0 > CDWave > mkwACT
First few minutes of Here Comes Sunshine patched by Pat Volkerding with FM > DAT source
Various patching/crossfades by Doug Nawrocki with Jay Serafin liberated bootleg source
EAC'd/SHN'd by Doug Nawrocki
- 2004-05-13 13:59:30
- Eugene, OR
- Transferred by
- Doug Nawrocki
Subject: Not that great
China>Rider is a good solid start to the second set, but then we get yet another "Long Way to Hear This." They were pushing it hard in 92-93, but it's just a bad song, badly sung. Jerry tries to liven it up a bit, but when I heard this song, I just wanted it to be over quickly. "Long, long, long, long ...," yeah, ok, whatever.
Next comes Truckin'>somethin'>somethin'. That usually meant a stretch of pretty boring music in the 90's. Sad, because Truckin' once was a major jam vehicle. Here, the "somethin's" are Schoolgirl>Smokestack. This medley is a bit hotter than usual, though, with a guest harmonica player and with Jerry pretty well energized. There are some definite Other One sounds just before Drums.
Sadly, though, it's (Wish It Was) The Last Time out of Space. That's followed, though, by the best song of the night. This must have been about the time Jerry started to really go all out on SOTM, because the '92 version I heard was terrible, but this one just burns! Not much to say about the end of the show.
Subject: autzen 8-21 1993
The best Standing on the Moon
Normally my wife and I always "watched" the shows with our eyes closed
But as Jerry was finishing "Standing" my buddy said to us-"You gotta see Jerry"
Garcia almost went to his knees finishing the song!
Don't miss the 8-22 opener-Jack Straw
Jerry must have played with Steve Kimmock the night before after Zero's show at the Hilton
"There is nothing like a Grateful Dead show"
Subject: Down The Middle
Subject: On fire!!
I always considered the concerts after 1991 to be weaker, but this performance clearly demonstrates that GD was still very capable of putting out a barn-burner even in the final years. "I Fought The Law" and Vince's strong vocals on "Way To Go Home" stick out for being more rare songs. Eugene must have been giving off some very positive energy levels!
Set 1 doesn't really pick up off the ground - HCS just kind of croaks along...but Bird Song > Promised Land add some water to everything and make it come to life - easily the highlight of the first set.
Set 2 fares better; Drums > Space on both Autzen days is wickedly experimental, as always for this era - SOTM really does take it and is quite easily the highlight of the night. Dig Jer's intense solo - I've seen people highlight this one as one of the greats of all time for this tune, and I can see what they mean.
As said, the following night fares much better, but this one has its moments.
Subject: Great show & great atmosphere
Subject: Maybe my favorite 93 show
Subject: great first set
Subject: I Hella Heart Autzen!
soooo crisp and clean..brings me right back to that crystal-clear, and VERY HOT day in Eugene...
absolutely flipped over this first set and love all the freakyness of Micky and Vince in Drums-> Space, but,whoa..maybe a little toooo much panning by the board!!! careful when wearing phones!..lol
*this was only my second show, and truly unaware of the historic SOTM that went down..i grew up a huge Clash fan and freaked when they busted out 'I Fought The Law'!! a great day indeed..
**I love this site and appreciate all the knowledge and input all ya'll put into the mixes and show reviews!
Subject: 93 at it's finest
you guys aren't giving that set the credit it deserves...... Who cares how short it was as long as it was right on and right on it was..
This was one of the best first sets of the 90's....
Other ther than the standard promisedland, this set one is easily one of my all time favorites and I am the 70's 80's type...I very rarely listen to vince stuff But the Bird Song from this show is the best version I have ever heard, live or recorded.... and the Lazy River and Queen Jane are JUST as perfect.... So remember that even though longer is usually better, that was not the case on this day.
Subject: Autzen Stadium-SOTM
Subject: excellent sound, ok show
but yeah, this one's not bad if you like the 90s.
Subject: My first shows
Who can forget the chills of that first experience hearing the fat man at his best...taking the crowd to a level of euphoric insanity. Bending his knees, pushing his vocals to the limit, shredding the guitar, (BE WITH YOU!) what a sight to see and hear a man so chill take it up a couple of notches. GDAMN i miss the GD.
I remember the perfect sun, the stadium filled to the rim with 50K crazies, the giant sets of speakers at midfield, marshmallows melting on the turf like my (sober) 19 year old mind during his first ride on the bus. IF ONLY I'd been born a little earlier in time I'd have caught a 100 shows.
Ah i recall the stupid smile on my face waking up the next morning on somebody's floor knowing the dead were playin' again. You just KNEW sunday would be unreal.
And I thought The Maker in Seattle two weeks prior (JGB) was a religious experience.
Turn it up! Thank you archive, thank you thank you
Subject: Thanks for the memories
The opener with the pure vocals on "Here comes sunshine" just set the tone for the whole weekend, and the SOTM just lifted the whole stadium into the Oregon Sky and flew off.
Fantastic, this was probably the funnest weekend I've ever had.
Subject: My best show ever!
First set is well, nothing. Second set has some nice moments. But the SOTM is a beast.
Subject: fair to middlin
A 3.5 of 5 on the Kind-o-meter.
Dark Star-like deconstruction during Bird Song jam - but they bungle some of the regularly occuring components.
Interesting sound effects/keys following Bobby's main guitar part on China Cat. Sloppy jam/transition to Rider
Interesting 2nd set. To Vince's credit - "Space" certainly evolved another step forward during his tenure.
Subject: lightning bolt's first appearance
Subject: To realrovingsign:
Subject: Hot show In U OREGON
Subject: I Fought the Law
Subject: Sunburnt in Oregan
Subject: Best China Cat - Rider EVER!
Download it and be with them.
Subject: no cobwebs
Tight show, this show is a good example of Jerry Garcia riding the crest of his health "renaissance" of late 92-early 94...
This show is also the debut of Rosebud
Bird Song and China>Rider are delivered in authoritative and jammed out fashion. In the second set, Standing On The Moon is the big highlight of the show and is one of the Hall of Fame versions out there...Garcia breaks out the washboard during the coda and takes it to a new level...For S.O.T.M. fans, check out 03-16-94 and 12-06-1989 for other titanic versions...Saturday Night wraps up the set...
the time, but this is probably the BEST Standing
On The Moon EVER!!! It has such power and emotion
and it builds and builds seemingly forever. I put
it up there with Morning Dew from Cornell '77...
Subject: Best Standing On The Moon
This song is one of my favorites (a 90's If I Had The World To Give, if you will) and the lyrics are so deep and beautiful. This is one of those lyrics where Hunter hits home on hundreds of levels. The meaning of this song has evolved over time for me, it's been about just about everything at one point, my ex-girl friend, my newly departed father, my home.
Ever been surrounded by beauty and joy but would trade it all to hold hands for just a minute with your beloved? This is your tune.
In 2005, I came across this Rubens, with Mary as the Woman of the Apocalypse, standing on the moon, and my jaw dropped. Go see this at the Getty if you are in or near L.A.
Be with you. Be with you.
Subject: Old glory standing stiffly...
Query: Huey Lewis??
Subject: Summer 93'
Subject: Arrival of Bolt
Subject: The Oregon Trail Mix
Subject: Absolute BEST SOTM Ever!!!
First set is short but the second set makes up for it.
Subject: Smokin show
Subject: Back From A Break
Subject: Missing Oregon Trail Mix intro
Love to get a complete source for this sweet show